Oliver de la Marche's MAcmoirs of Burgundy was written over a fifty year period in the 15th century and is a real mix of disjointed episodes. The chronicle is also not without a purpose. This detailed study re-examines the MAcmoires in order to determine the method beind the work's structure and design and to uncover the agenda of the author which led to particular interpretations of certain events. Placing the text within the context of 15th-century historiography, Emerson's thesis also focuses on the work's autobiographical content, its treatment of religious matters and its presentation of combat. Extracts are not translated.Catherine Emerson ... In keeping with this reading of La Marchea#39;s accounts of single combat as partly intended as instruction manuals for judges, we should note that La Marche consistently reports on a feature of the pas da#39;armes absent fromanbsp;...
|Title||:||Olivier de La Marche and the Rhetoric of Fifteenth-century Historiography|
|Publisher||:||Boydell Press - 2004|